This article explains how to deploy Adobe Acrobat if you are using Adobe Creative Cloud for teams Single App. It applies to both Acrobat Pro and Acrobat Standard.

Note:

If you have a Creative Cloud All Apps membership, use Creative Cloud Packager for deploying Acrobat. See this page for detailed instructions.

Deployment summary

Note:

Currently, Acrobat Creative Cloud for teams Single App (purchased using VIP) is not supported/certified on streaming virtual environments like Citrix XenApp or XenDesktop. See Deploying Adobe Acrobat Purchased using the Adobe Value Incentive Plan (VIP) in a virtualized environment.

1. Download Acrobat 11.0.07 installer bits

Before you download Acrobat XI, make sure that your system meets the requirements:

  Windows Mac
Acrobat XI Pro Acrobat XI Pro - Windows Acrobat XI Pro - Mac OS
Acrobat XI Standard Acrobat XI Std - Windows n/a

Note:

This installer is multilingual; it can install Acrobat in any of the languages Acrobat supports. See the installation section below for more details.

2. Download CCT transform (Windows) / installer (Mac OS)

This MST/DMG file enables a first launch experience that is optimized for Creative Cloud for teams Single App users. Users can simply sign in with their Adobe ID and use Acrobat.

  Windows Mac OS
Acrobat XI Pro AcrobatCCTWorkflow.mst AcrobatCCTWorkflow.dmg
Acrobat XI Std AcrobatStdCCTWorkflow.mst n/a

3. (Optional, Windows only) Use the Adobe Customization wizard XI

You can use the Adobe Customization wizard to further customize your Acrobat deployment. For more information, see the Adobe Customization wizard documentation (Windows).

Important: Use the Acrobat Customization wizard to load AcrobatCCTWorkflow.mst and add your customizations in this MST only. A separate MST is known to cause issues. Launch the Customization wizard for Acrobat XI and follow these steps:

  • Choose File > Open Package and select Acrobat 11.0 MSI in Acrobat 11.0 installer folder – AcroPro.msi.
  • Choose Transform > Load Transform, and select AcrobatCCTWorkflow.mst.

Note:

Acrobat is configured to automatically ping Adobe servers to determine if there is a new patch/update available. If you want to change it for your deployment, you can do that using the Customization wizard.

4. Install Acrobat 11.0.07 + MST using standard deployment steps on Windows / Mac OS

4.1 Install Acrobat on Windows

To install Acrobat on windows, do the following:

  1. Install Acrobat 11.0.07 using chained installer.
  2. Apply CCT Transform (AcrobatCCTWorkflow.mst for Acrobat Professional or AcrobatStdCCTWorkflow.mst for Acrobat Standard).

4.1.1 Command line mode

Navigate to the Acrobat XI folder in the command prompt and run the following command:

Syntax example:

Setup.exe /sl "[LangCode]" /sALL /msi TRANSFORMS=”[TransformPath]”

In the command above:

  • [TransformPath] is the absolute path to AcrobatCCTWorkflow.mst (or AcrobatStdCCTWorkflow.mst for Acrobat Standard) transform.
  • [LangCode] is the numerical Acrobat Launch language code based on the following data:

2052=Chinese Simplified

1028=Chinese Traditional

1029=Czech

1030=Danish

1043=Dutch (Netherlands)

1033=English (United States)

1035=Finnish

1036=French (France)

1031=German (Germany)

1038=Hungarian

1040=Italian (Italy)

1041=Japanese

1042=Korean

1044=Norwegian (Bokmal)

1045=Polish

1046=Portuguese (Brazil)

1049=Russian

1051=Slovak

1060=Slovenian

1034=Spanish (Traditional Sort)

1053=Swedish

1055=Turkish

1058=Ukrainian

1025=English with Arabic support

1037=English with Hebrew support

6156=French (Morocco)

For example, if you pass “1033” in [LangCode], Acrobat launches in English.

4.1.2 Installation through standard deployment methods

You can also follow usual deployment practices for Acrobat as mentioned in Acrobat ETK.   

The following example shows Acrobat Deployment through SCCM:

Make sure that following files are copied in Acrobat XI Installer Binaries folder:

  1. Acrobat CCT Transform – AcrobatCCTWorkflow.mst (or AcrobatStdCCTWorkflow.mst for Acrobat Standard)

Now in the same Acrobat XI installer Binaries folder, open setup.ini and add the following entry in the [Product] category:

Cmdline=TRANSFORMS=”AcrobatCCTWorkflow.mst”

See the image below:

Entries in the Setup.ini file

Use it to deploy Acrobat using SCCM. Follow the usual processes for creating a package for deployment in SCCM Configuration manager. Give the path of Setup.exe in the Create Program Wizard in SCCM.

Create Program wizard in SCCM

4.1.3 Uninstall Acrobat

Once you have deployed Acrobat, you can uninstall it using the usual process for uninstalling msi packages. Here is the command-line syntax for uninstalling the Adobe Acrobat 11.0:

Syntax example:

msiexec.exe /x <path to Acrobat msi file> /qn

4.2 Install Acrobat Professional on Mac OS

To install Acrobat on Mac OS, do the following:

  1. Install the Acrobat 11.0.07 chained installer package.
  2. Install the CCT Workflow package – AcrobatCCTWorkflow.pkg.

Mac OS installers are .pkg type installers that provide the necessary user interface prompts to run. You can chain the above three installers into one installer (maintaining the order above) by following the instructions this video.

You can use standard deployment practices on Mac OS (such as ARD) to deploy the chained package. More information is available in Acrobat ETK.

Acrobat updates

You can deploy Acrobat updates using standard deployment practices used in your organization. For more information about updates, see Patch release notes.

Deploy Adobe Acrobat purchased using the Adobe Value Incentive Plan (VIP) in a virtualized environment

Currently, Adobe Acrobat purchased using the Adobe Value Incentive Plan (VIP) is not supported or certified on streaming/session virtual environments like Citrix XenApp or XenDesktop. For Acrobat subscriptions on VIP, you do not get a serial number for licensing. Users authenticate into Acrobat desktop and “activate” Acrobat with their Adobe ID. If you are looking to deploy Acrobat on such environments, purchase an Acrobat plan that provides you with a serial number.

However, you can deploy Adobe Acrobat purchased using VIP on dedicated virtual desktops (also known as VMs). It is similar to deploying on a local machine, and users can sign in with their Adobe ID to access Acrobat.

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